Fort Lauderdale’s Midcentury Baroque Parker Playhouse Getting Snazzy, Sleek Renovation

Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse, known for its midcentury baroque aesthetic, is getting a $25 million renovation that will jazz it up with lots of new upgrades and amenities. This includes a big new lobby, private donor and premium lounges, and a signature bar. Oh, and upgrades mechanical systems, state-of-the-art equipment, and acoustic upgrades.

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Fort Lauderdale’s Giant Limestone and Gold Palace Has Gone for $42.5 Million

A notoriously gaudy and gigantic mansion located in the town of Hillsboro Beach, next to Fort Lauderdale, known as both Playa Vista and Le Palais Royale sold at auction in November for a ‘record setting,’ price. However, the actual price itself was kept quiet by both buyer and seller until now, when the Sun Sentinel noticed that the sale had been recorded by the Broward County Property Appraiser, and made public record, revealing both the amount, and the buyer. It sold for $42.5 million.

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Another Rental Tower Joins the Pack In Downtown FTL

Downtown Miami is full of shiny new condo towers, but Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the land of the rental tower. There’s Icon Las Olas. There’s the New River Yacht Club. Then of course just to the north of Broward Boulevard, Flagler Village is incredibly rental-driven. Yet another one has hit the floor, this time south of the New River, with an expected groundbreaking of Q4 2018. So, late next year. Check it out:

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Most New Med Revival Architecture is Horrible, but the Most Expensive House in FTL is New and Really Beautifully Done

This baronial pile, called Bella Fortuna, is close to Downtown Fort Lauderdale and on the market for $39 million, and—rather extraordinarily and sadly rare for a new build these days—the Mediterranean Revival architecture of this place is gorgeous. It’s also the most expensive house currently on the market in Fort Lauderdale. But check out these 150 photos for the grand tour and decide for yourself.

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